Oregon Blacktail Hunt in Pics

shay mann

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Growing up in Western Oregon, I really didn't have a choice to hunt anything other than Blacktail deer. Still one of my all time favorite animals to hunt.

In 2013, we had a pretty epic blacktail hunt. We took a couple of days to dial in stands, and then hunted for 3 days, and killed 3 bucks.

Here I am setting up the stand that I eventually killed my buck out of.
 

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shay mann

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My buddy Ryan got on the board with this real nice wide 3 point buckl. He had a 35 yard shot, and made it count. His stand was down in a hole. So he had a pretty fun pack out.
 

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shay mann

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My other buddy, Jeremy killed this buck. He actually killed him via a spot and stalk. Pretty nice 4 point.
 

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shay mann

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I was the last one to get my buck, so the pressure was on.
After passing up a small forked horn buck earlier in the morning this buck came by at 25 yards.

It was a pretty short blood trail. But still nerve-racking at times.
 

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shay mann

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I doubt we will ever experience that kind of success again. But I would sure like to try.

Too early in the year to be thinking this hard about next fall. But I am.
 

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Well done! A Columbia blacktail is near the top of the short list for a pard and I. It would complete the deer slam for him. Thanks for sharing the pics.
 

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Those are cool little deer.. Seems like it would be a major accomplishment to arrow one of those, seeing as how you don't really have field edges, fencerows, etc. like we do over here to set up on.

Looks like a nice camp you have there as well.
 

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Wow, congrats to you all on a great hunt! Nothing better than buddies all having success ! Memories that'll last forever!
 

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I think you need to bring along another partner.I'm available if you can't find anyone
Great deer!!.I may be going out this year for them if I can draw an area I want to hunt.Were these taken during the rut or early season??
 

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My first hunting season was for Blackies on post at Ft Lewis.....man are they ghosts comparatively. I saw tons of does but couldn't get any bucks to come out of the super thick stuff and it was a 3pt or better unit. That is what hooked me on hunting though :) GREAT bucks!!
 

shay mann

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I think you need to bring along another partner.I'm available if you can't find anyone
Great deer!!.I may be going out this year for them if I can draw an area I want to hunt.Were these taken during the rut or early season??

These bucks were taken during the late season. I have never taken an early season blacktail. I would love to get one in velvet one of these days.
 
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big28hunter

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These pics got me so excited for Halloween to come. Headed to your beautiful state to try and complete my NA Deer Slam. Congrats to your crew on 3 beautiful trophies! Good huntin' and thanks for sharing.
 
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Was also wondering how Sitka gear would do out there. Your pictures answered that!
 

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